Book Finder
    
 
> Biographies & Autobiography > Famous People Biographies A-Z > Carr Emily Biography
 

Emily Carr: A Biography
Maria Tippett
0773757120
May 1995
Paperback
·
 


Emily Carr: An Introduction to Her Life and Art
Anne Newlands
1552090450
August 1996
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
"Some can be active to a great age but enjoy little," observed Emily Carr shortly before her death in 1945. "I have lived." The impressive scope of Carr's art and her unorthodox life are the subjects of art educator Anne Newlands' latest book. In a text that skillfully blends selections from Carr's own writings with illustrated commentary, Newlands creates a delightful look at one of Canada's best-known artists. "Emily Carr: An Introduction to Her Life and Art" will lead you to the West Coast, where Carr spent much of her life in a world of richly drawn First Nations villages and totems, dark, haunting forests, wild beaches and vast skies. There, you will meet the unconventional woman -- "the little old lady on the edge of nowhere," as she called herself -- who helped define the face of Canadian art.


Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings
Emily Carr
1550548964
May 2004
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Collected here for the first time in book form are the expurgated sections of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's unpublished journals, her important "Lecture on Totems" about Native art and people, and letters to and from several key figures in her life. The unpublished journal entries include long passages about her first meeting with Sophie Frank, a Squamish basket maker who became a confidante; anguished meditations on her spiritual mission; musings about Native culture and the white community's reaction to it; and thoughts about her sisters and relatives. This collection also features commentary by noted literary historian Susan Crean that offers cultural and historical context.


The Book of Small
Emily Carr
1553650557
September 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
The legendary Emily Carr was primarily a painter, but she first gained recognition as an author, writing seven popular books that were also critically acclaimed about her journeys to remote Native communities and her life as a child in tumultuous Victoria, British Columbia at the start of the 20th century. A Book of Small collects 36 stories based on her frontier beginnings and stars a colorful cast of friends, family, neighbors, and strangers, from genteel socialites to saloon ruffians - all seen through the eyes of a curious, irrepressible girl. A constant throughout the book is Father, an unforgettable eccentric whom Carr portrays with telling humor. Carr's writing is as highly regarded today as when she was first published. In print continuously since its first publication in 1942, A Book of Small appears here with...


House of All Sorts
Emily Carr
1553650549
September 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Before winning recognition as an artist and writer, Emily Carr served as landlady to an apartment building where she bred English sheep dogs to supplement a meager income. A collection of stories about those hard-working days, The House of All Sorts features vividly portrayed tenants who frequently surprise Carr with their foibles, as well as the beloved canines who provide her with companionship. Carr is at her most acerbic and rueful, but also filled with vitality and an inextinguishable hope.


Emily Carr and Her Dogs: Flirt, Punk and Loo
Emily Carr
1553650956
September 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This delightful book combines 25 stories about dogs with 16 playful drawings by famous Canadian writer, artist, and animal lover Emily Carr. She tells of her joys and tribulations raising Old English sheepdogs, from her decision to start a kennel to the sad day when she had to close it. With each story Carr brings the affectionate and loyal nature of her canine companions to life, making this book an ideal choice for any dog lover, child, or adult.


Growing Pains
Emily Carr
1553650832
May 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Growing Pains tells the story of writer and painter Emily Carr's life, from a proper Canadian girlhood, through her artist's training in San Francisco and Europe, through the years of despair when she stopped painting and raised dogs and rented out rooms to make ends meet, and finally to vindication and triumph when her greatness was at last recognized. With the ease of a natural storyteller and a painter's eye for description, Carr infuses her life story with an irresistible warmth, wit, and charm.


Carr, O'Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own
Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall
0300091869
September 2001
Paperback
·
 
From Library Journal
Comparatively sparse visually, Udall's work explores many different facets of Kahlo, Emily Carr, and Georgia O'Keeffe. In the opening essay, independent historian Udall assigns Kahlo the role of the woman artist exploring her heritage and identity through art. This essay sets the tone for the rest of the book. By grouping Kahlo, Carr, and O'Keeffe, Udall is able to show how traditional, native values influenced the work of each artist and how being a woman altered the subject and tone of each piece she created. It is interesting to note the way men are presented in these two books. For example, Diego Rivera, credited with being a supportive husband by the male essayists in Lozano's work, is seen as a selfish, cheating manipulator by Udall, who chooses to delve into the complexity of Rivera and Kahlo's ...


Growing Pains: An Autobiography
Emily Carr
0772516146
August 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Growing Pains tells the story of writer and painter Emily Carr's life, from a proper Canadian girlhood, through her artist's training in San Francisco and Europe, through the years of despair when she stopped painting and raised dogs and rented out rooms to make ends meet, and finally to vindication and triumph when her greatness was at last recognized. With the ease of a natural storyteller and a painter's eye for description, Carr infuses her life story with an irresistible warmth, wit, and charm. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Klee Wyck
Emily Carr
1553650255
May 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
The title of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's first book means "Laughing One," the nickname given her by the Native people of Canada's west coast. She returned the favor with Klee Wyck, a collection of 21 "word portraits" of their lives and ways. The memoir describes in witty, vivid detail Carr's visits and travels as she painted their totem poles and villages and got to know a people whose "quiet strength healed my heart." The book is reissued here with restored text and features the original introduction by Ira Dilworth and a new introduction by Carr scholar Kathryn Bridge.

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.